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than half a million americans stream into washington to watch president barack obama take the oath of office once more and deliver a history-making call to action. >>> the big night, the stars, the glamour and the gowns. with the inauguration balls winding down just a short time ago we bring you washington's biggest night out. >>> and the big crowd. our own bill weir on the streets of the capital with families from across the country to find out what this day means to them. >>> a special edition of >>> this special edition of "nightline," inauguration 2013 continues with terry moran. >> hello and thanks for joining us on this inauguration night. an american ritual and a grand party. president barack obama took the oath of office for a second time. the massive crowd out there on the national mall there to witness it all as a vast and divided nation paused to take note and listen. he was having a blast. [ cheers and applause ] on pennsylvania avenue, in the reviewing stand with his family. at lunch with congressional leaders. and up on the capital's west front, barack obama relished
, as the parade makes its way past. barack obama and the presidency, the realization of the dual dream of dr. king and abraham lincoln. he'll be using those two bibles when he takes the public oath of office, again, all leading to a remarkable day here on the national mall. overnight, the president attended the first event of his second term, a candlelight reception. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other. and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, the second term began, as he took the oath of office, in a private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. an
obamas. the first couple attending just two inaugural balls, compared to ten during the first inauguration. >> with more on the parties and the politics, tahman bradley, joining us from a chilly washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: very chilly, paula. good morning to you. good morning to you, as well, rob. it's back to work today for president obama, who had an aggressive second term agenda during his inaugural speech. he might want to sleep in today because he and the first lady were out late partying. ♪ you can feel it all over >> reporter: at star-studded inaugural balls, president obama and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coa
bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing imaginable. and why are you still a republican? i grew up under ronald reagan, and george schultz, and george herbert walker bush, and that's the republican party i knew. i think we've drifted from that. there's nothing wrong starting to drift a little bit back. not because it's good to be moderate. but that's
powerful images of this day. this is what president barack obama saw as he stepped out on that capitol podium for the last time in his presidency. the president placing his hand on the bible of martin luther king jr., and another bible, the one belonging to president lincoln. and then later on, as the parade was about to begin, the first family, a modern scene here. dad on his blackberry, the girls snapping pictures on their iphones. all day long, abc's david muir has been following this, he was there at the capitol watching history on parade this morning. we begin you with, david. >> reporter: diane, good evening. you're right. we were just a few steps away from the president, with his hand placed on those two bibles. authorities here in washington were estimating 600,000 to 800,000 people would turn out to the national mall to watch this swearing in. but tonight, we just learned from the inaugural committee, just like four years ago, that crowd might have surpassed a million. at the white house, a salute to the president, who was about to be sworn in before the nation. first, that 1.
, the presidential inauguration. president obama and first lady stepped out in the formal wear for two balls to celebrate a second term in office. ♪ i'm so in love with you >> the obamas slow damaged as the commander in chief ball as jennifer hudson serenaded them. all eyes were on the first lady. everyone wanted to know which designer she would be wearing. she stuck to a familiar name american designer jason woo who designed the white one shoulder inauguration gown in 2009. i am sure you remember that, eric. he did not know she would choose it, but sent out this tweet, "hash tag, in shock." >> and another star at the ball tweaked a new hit song "gill -- "girl on fire." ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire ♪ he's walking on fire >> she managed to work the first lady into the song saying she and the president together "run the world." the events are not over at 7:30 our time this morning a national prayer service will take place at the natural cathedral and tonight at 6:00 p.m. abc reports lady gaga will perform at the inaugural ball for the president and his staff. >> does she have a
dance partner, michelle obama. [ applause ] >> you can forget the pomp and circumstance. question on their mind, you were on the edge of your seat. what was michelle going to wear? >> abc's deborah roberts has more. ♪ >> reporter: there they were, dancing their first dance. her in a gown millions of women will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, wash
of bipartisanship out there. >> how about we've got president obama out this week also pushing a plan. >> yes. >> does that help, hurt? >> i think it helps. i think it's important that we all work together on this. i think it can be helpful, and i look forward to sitting down. i'm sure we will, the group of us who are working on this legislation with the president and the white house and our colleagues on the other side of the capitol. >> i want to move to benghazi. obviously the hearings this week. some very contentious part of those hearings. >> uh-huh. >> what were you really trying to accomplish in that? you knew a lot of the answers. all the senators knew a lot of the answers because of the accountability review board. so what were you looking for there? >> well, first of all, we don't know a lot of the answers. we don't know why the president and the secretary of state ignored the warnings. why didn't the secretary of state who said she was, quote, clear-eyed about it, not see the cable that came on august 15th that said, the consulate cannot stand a sustained attack on the consulate. w
: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, his second term officially began, as the president took the oath of office, in a private white house ceremony. >> so, help me, god. >> reporter: as michelle and daughter, malia, beamed, 11-year-old daughter, sasha, encouraged her dad. >> good job, dad. >> reporter: all weekend, workers have been preparing the capitol, the national mall, and the parade routes for the influx of spectators that descended upon washington to watch president obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is, our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look at the future, he'll pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fan
. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln. >> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall. >> protecting an event this large, this complex with this number of people coming requires a lot of
to president obama, now, and what's in store for the second term after yesterday's inaugural. the speech, a call to action. and uncompromising annunciation of liberal principles. the question, now, what can get done on those big issues like gun control, gay rights, and climate change? abc's jon karl joins us from the white house. liberals were cheering yesterday. republicans, not so much. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president has set the tone for his second term. he went big. he went lofty. he went ambitious. and he went unmistakably liberal. over and over, president obama echos his campaign slogan. >> together. together we discover. together. >> reporter: with that, he invited all americans to celebrate the changing landscape of american culture. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. but preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> reporter: he unapologetically laid out a progressive agenda. promising discussion on climate change, fighting poverty, equal pay for women, and immigration. >> centuries-long debate about t
to move onto day one of president obama's second term. he and the first lady surprised visitors at the white house today. talk about high level tour guides. there they were. no one could believe their eyes. but as we know, yesterday, the president said he has big changes planned for the next four years. the question becomes, exactly what is he going to do? and abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl spent the day trying to find out. >> reporter: after the obamas left the big inaugural ball, they returned to the white house for a star-studded after hours party. celebrities posted photos well after midnight. but today, it's back to reality. president obama's inaugural speech outlined a boldly liberal vision that congressional republicans declared dead on arrival. >> unabashedly far left of center inauguration speech. obviously, it's not designed to bring us together. >> reporter: now that the inauguration is over, what is the president actually going to do? he dedicated more of the speech to climate change than any other one issue. >> we will respond to the threat of c
took notes. tomorrow, president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was a flubbed one four years ago, a redo the next day. today's official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th and the ceremonial one tomorrow before his inaugural speech. as many oaths since fdr, he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history-making swearing-in of the nation's first african american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here and the sacrifices of those in the past, which i think is entirely fitting. >> the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use his big speech tomorrow, in part, to reach out to some
they did without offering money. >> we're going to report on president obama's agenda on the second term. this is video. there you can see the first couple dancing. >> a car comes back with a piece missing. what happened? i'm michael finney. 7 on your side is coming up. >> we'll see another mild day, winder like >>> day two of a buy back program had a surprising number of people turning in guns for nothing because there is no money left to buy back the firearms meaning it's just a gun surrender program today. wayne freedman shows us why many turned in their guns anyway. >> in mill valley a previously uncontemplated equation. the higher the income level, fewer, finer gun autos we'd tlik see more turned in today. i think we're off to a good start. >> weapons range from bebe gun to a semi automatic rifle. to this piece, turned in, still loaded. >> this belonged to my stepfather. i think he'd want me to do this. and i, i'm not a gun person. >> nor arks apparently are many residents as lng as there is money involved. the district attorney began last week with 43,000ses today give away as n in
lady but they ended on a very sweet note. ♪ mr. and mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we seize it together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agend
on a very sweet note. ♪ mr. and mrd mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we sei [applause] together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agenda we spoke today is har
. >> hollywood reacts to the inauguration. >> president barack obama's second term has begun, and the hollywood a list is showing their support. >> alicia clees, kelly clarkson and katy perry were in attendance for the inauguration yesterday and shared excitement with fans, kelly said what an honor to be part of history. the presence was powerful and words, unforgettable. it's a proud day for america. before her performance, keys tweeted cheers to our president. speaking of twitter justin beiber surpassed lady gaga as the most-followed person, has 33.3 million followers. rounding out top five, katy perry, rihanna and president barack obama. preparations for the big night are well underway. wolf gang puck gave us a preview of the menu for the stars attending the exclusive after party, the governor's ball. >> this year, it's a variety. just like movies there are many great movies this year, we have great dishes so it's up to you to pick what you like. >> make sure to catch oscars february 24th here on abc. i'm rachel smith in los angeles. >> still to come, pg&e testing a device measuring pipe cor
celebrating with a special toast. >> president obama paid tribute to the man birthday we're celebrating today. and they paused before this bust of the civil rights leader. the president said this was the first time he'd noticed the king bust among artifacts there and said it was a privilege to use the bible of the civil rights leader in his swearing in ceremony. >> the 24th annual martin luther king junior paradex÷(f held this morning this, is the oldest tribute to king in the east bay. the parade ended with a rally. >> people in san jose honored the late civil rights leader by hopping aboard the annual freedom train. this train ended in san francisco, coming up at 4:55 we'll have a report on other events around san francisco honoring dr. king. >> check out this video shot hours ago by sky 7 hd. that is a surfer near the cliff house. >> strong rip currents caused the surfer to lose his bearings. the coast guard first thought of air lifting him but then decided on a different approach. they told the surfer to jump into the water and jim against crashing waves to rescuers. >> shouldn't have b
. >> ama: president obama has officially begun his second term, taking the oath of office to serve the country for another four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute. >> i will faithty cite. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability... >> the president took the oath in a private ceremony in the white house, required to take place on this day under the constitution. tomorrow he'll do it again in a public ceremony on the national mall. final preparations are underway for the big public oath. the parade, and two inaugural balls. a member of the presidential inaugural committee says it can be daunting job. >> you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> ama: the inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday. the kid held an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katy perry. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of "good morning america"
night. ♪ you can feel the power >> star-studded inaugural balls president obama and the first lady stole the spotlight. ♪ obama's on fire >> mrs. obama stunning in a ruby gown and the couple safer anywayed by jennifer hudson. ♪ i could go back >> the ball was a spectacular day of pomp with plenty of music. ♪ and the whole world >> a parade. a public swearing in at capitol. now it is back to work who signaled he will put a bold, progressive agenda. >> we have understood when times change, so must we. >> the president spoke directly to the goals of the diverse and liberal coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in inaugural speech mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well. >> he spoke of climate change, equal pay for women, and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the hopeful immigrant whose see america as a land of opportunity. >> the president paused during the special moments taking it all in, knowing this would be the last inauguration. >> s
years without a clear statement. that is not acceptable. >> tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas with his own plan promising that reform during the 2008 campaign but failed to flavor in the first term with 7 in ten latino voters supporting president obama in 2012 election republicans now appear more willing to play ball. >> there is a new appreciation on both sides of the aisle including more more on the republican side. >> americans support it. latino voters expect it. democrats want it. republicans need it. >> as washington lawmakers prepare to act some states are taking action. over the weekend, illinois became the fourth state to allow illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. >> this morning, a state lawmaker plans to unveil legislation to create a state-wide earthquake warning system. los angeles area state senator says such a system could minimize death and destruction for major earthquakes. japan and a few others have earthquake-warning systems. experts will be on hand for introduction of the bill. a few seconds of warning could give people extra time to take cover be
whose have dealt firsthand with recent mass shootings. president obama and vice president joe biden will meet with the police chief of newtown, connecticut. the police chief from aurora, colorado, will talk about the 12 people killed in a movie theater shooting in july, part of the discussions the president is using to try to get political support for gun control. >> surprising revelation for president obama that could affect the debate over gun control. in an interview with the "new republic" he said he goes skeet shooting when he is at camp david. his young daughters do not shoot but guests pick up a shotgun and take aim at the clay pigeon as california senator feinstein introduces legislation to ban assault weapons in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in connecticut. >> another twist in the 16-year-old ramsey case in colorado, a newspaper is reporting this morning that a grand jury voted to indict her parents in 1999 on charge of child abuse resulting in death but the prosecutor never signed the indictment. the entire ramsey family was cleared of any involvement in the murd
person. president obama continues the push if tougher gun laws. the president is meeting with police chiefs and sheriffs who saw the worst mass shootings in 2012. recently in newtown, connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary school. the president says that he and the vice president are gathering with top law enforcement officials from major cities to hear their views and ideas on how to curb gun violence. >> president obama will travel to las vegas to unveil the plan for immigration reform. today, a bipartisan group of senators will lay out their version. the plan to be announced in half an hour including a path to citizenship if millions of illegal immigrants already in the country covering board security and guest workers. the new plan could face a big hurdle in the house which is dominated by conservative republicans who have shown little interest in easing immigration laws. >> now in san francisco, u.s. supreme court justice sotomayor is getting ready to address a big crowd. she will be at van ness today to discuss her new best-selling me
by president obama. in which he said if he had a son, woe have to think twice about whether or not he would allow his son to play football. we'll hear coach harbaugh reacting on that as well as some others. for now, dan, carolyn? >> fwlait job to. wayne, everybody one there, we appreciate it. >> abc 7 collin rash is drilling him and the rest taking the podium there for the first super bowl news conference this week. collin will let us know what they said coming up at 6:00. >> yes. we're retweeting updates from larry, wayne and the team. a former 49er has just arrived in new orleans. katie marzulo putting together for abc 7 morning news. our live coverage will continue right up until kickoff and afterwards. >> chp working to track down the cause involved in this. a dangerous display of driving on a busy freeway. >> drivers stopped and took this video of cars doing doughnuts on interstate 880. this video and others like it were posted online. >> it's an illegal display of what is known as a side show, sho so loud koit be heard for miles around. >> i've never seen this. this is just unreasonab
.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya so in doubt they will have many questions for secretary of state, hillary clinton, whose testimony was delayed because of medical issues. abc7 news reporter will have much more coming up in a live report next half hour. >> later today, air national guard will leave mountain view for deployment. members from the 129th recuse wing or on a mission to afghanistan. final deployment preparations are underway at 10:30 with the national guard not knowing the exact departure time. 75 citizen airmen from the bay area are leaving to provide support to our troops. >> state lawmakers in sacramento are dealing with something they are not used to, excess cash. california is expected to end this month with an extra $4 billion in income taxes. it is reported that the boom is likely because of tax changes at the state and federal level and experts say the extra income top earners made at the end of december such as bonuses and dividend payments is al
, this is the light at the end of the tunnel. this is emerging. >> reporter: president obama will be hitting the road in the coming weeks taking his now very strong message on guns to the people as congress, bianna, readies for a very heated debate. >> that's right, the senate scheduled to begin its hearing on gun control this wednesday. clearly an issue that's divided the nation. david, thank you so much. >>> we'll switch gears and turn to the prisoner authorities can't keep behind bars escaping not once but twice and in two different states. the first he used a clever plan to simply walked out of jail. it worked so well he decided to use it to escape a second time and guess what he succeeded. this morning he is still on the run and abc's mark greenblatt is here with his story. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, dan, bianna. this is a story that would seem far-fetched if it was in a movie but in real life the same man appears to have escaped from two jails the same way. each time convincing other inmates to stay behind in jail when they were the ones supposed to walk free. this morning,
in washington. mr. and mr. plrb pls obama expected in the commander in chief ball. and performances by alicia keys, then, on to the public ball. coming up at 6:00 on abc 7 news, we'll take a look at the role social media played that is far more prominent evidented by the tweet from church. >> today's ceremony came on the first day our nation pauses to celebrate dr. martin luther king junior. dr. king dreamed one day, every man and woman would be treated as equals. he visited a statue of king and also took his oath with one hand on the bible owned by dr. king and at the request, designing the bible. >> the city held a martin luther king junior celebration today and the legacy was bolstered by the inauguration. >> the parade is about more than music. for the family, it's a lesson in diversity. >> we're a community of multipeople people and histories. all to be respected and honored. >> this celebration is believed to be the oldest event in the east bay. >> 200 people filled the auditorium. and honored words of the civil rights pioneer. visible on faces, pride and sacrifices fade more freedom. l
friday, 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 in the afternoon. >> president obama is going the first full work day of his second term. this morning he attended a prayer service at the washington national cathedral after inauguration festivities that lasted well into the night. our news reporter is live in washington, dc, with what is ahead. karen? >> it is the first real work day but the president did not have substantive events. here is no surprise for you: the bitter partisanship we have seen in washington, dc, recently, did not disappear with all the inauguration fun. >> the inaugural parties and parade are over. now it is time for washington to get back to business. this morning, president obama and vice president biden and their families attended a prayer service. the president's address yesterday was unmistakable call to action, more optimistic than 2009 when the economy was on the brink of collapse. >> preserving our individual free democrats requires collective action. >> liberals rejoice that the president's clear left turn. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate of the r
spears in las vegas. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: of course, an inauguration is no mere performance. this is a national ritual. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> reporter: an occasion built around a president's solemn promise. this is supposed to be history, not show biz. but history is rarely perfect. at jfk's inauguration, robert frost recited the wrong poem because it was too bright for him to read the one he had written. four years ago, it was so cold that he had to play air violin. no one made a big fuss. >> i think that shockingly, the internet is more interested in beyonce than yo-yo ma. >> reporter: four years ago, aretha franklin's voice cracked in the cold. tonight she said of beyonce, i thought she did a beautiful job with the prerecord. next time i'll probably do the same. vocal coach deborah bird said beyonce did right by the history books. >> let's say she was having a vocal problem of any kind. if she flubbed it, it would be history in a negative way. >> reporter: when it comes right down to it, the event itself was a piece o
for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with the latest. >> a home surveillance video captured compelling video. police want to see it right away. the attempted abduction happened nearing this intersection at 33rd street and st. james with parents very concerned. >> it sounded like a girl yelling really loud. >> the citizen heard screams of a young girl as did her sister. >> i didn't know if i was dreaming or it was a scream. the cops are looking for someone. the teen was talking to school at 6:00 a.m. on st. james and police say a man tried to grab her but she screams and broke free. frank heard of this and checked the surveillance video and sure enough, there she was. >> you mig
safety. >> gun control activists marched on washington in support of president obama's proposed new gun control policies. many of them were from newtown, connecticut, where 20 children and six document's gucked down. others around the country that oppose gun restrictions are speaking out as well. >> looking for the things that are going to be banned. >> our freedoms seem to be under the gun, pardon the pun. >> any parent has a gun in the house, really, whatever it is, has to think about why they have that gun there. >> a handful of people turned out in the same spot to protest the antigun rally. the group supports gun rights. protesters held signs that feature plastic guns and drawings of hitler. win read all in favor of gun control, raise your right arm. >> lucky 49ers season ticket holders are now making their plans for new orleans. a limited number of super bowl tickets were made available to loyal customers over the past two days. season ticketholders lined up to pay about a thousand dollars a ticket for the championship game. >> so incredibly exciting. never been to a super bowl. n
was an issue that president obama touched on in the inaugural address and a topic in talk show host jimmy kimmel last night. we have technical problems but we will bring that to you later. it airs weeknights at 11:23 at the new time following abc7 news at 11 and the guests include an actress from "modern family." >> climbers is showing they will do anything to keep from being boreed. the climbers braved frozen temperatures to tackle the frozen silo in iowa. some did it for choose credit at the university of northern iowa. the youngest climbers were there for the fun of it. they didn't have mountains so this you go. >> just ahead, a month long repair effort on part of the bay bridge sideswiped by an oil tanker is underway dead and how much this will cost. >> a man detained after shining lasers at our news helicopter and what he can face after the incident was caught by news >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good tuesday morning. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. mike nicco is here with the wet forecast. >> dry look on live doppler 7 hd. tomorrow we will tr
on the consulate in benghazi. congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. four americans were killed including u.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. we will have more in a live report next half hour. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton has paid east debt finally from the 2008 presidential rain. she made the final payment of $73,000 to a political advisor on december 31, the last of the campaign debt of $12 million. since she faced fundraising restrictions as secretary of state her husband, former president bill clinton, did a lost fundraising for her. >> good news and bad news for football fans who want tickets to see the super bowl in the big easy. the good news? ticket prices are cheaper than a year ago this time. the bad news? you will need a second mortgage to buy them. cornell? >> will. 49er stayed taking shape behind me and some fans, will, they are taking to desperate measures to get their way to the super bowl in new orleans. it is possible that it will cost you big time. this week, 49 season ticket
will soon be john kerry's headache. president obama's nominee for secretary of state, testified yesterday at a senate confirmation hearing on capitol hill. but he fielded more questions about iran's nuclear program and about syria and pakistan. kerry is expected to sail through the confirmation vote some time next week. >>> and gun control advocates are urging the public to get behind tough, new legislation, just unveiled yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them ri
who twice studied michelle obama, twice dreamed the way she should look, and twice she agreed. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half, michelle obama. >> reporter: there it was, that red dress, created for the first lady by a 30-year-old named jason wu. he was once just a little boy growing up in taiwan. he was not like the other kids. his family was traditional. his parents understood that geniuses rarely like everyone else. >> i begged my mother to get my a sewing machine. so she got me one for christmas. i think having parents who understood that was a blessing. it is a blessing. because otherwise i probably would have just become a misunderstood child. >> reporter: he was 9 when he moved to canada, learning english by reading fashion magazines, and he must have created baffled looks when his first two words in english were the name of a super model. >> stephanie seymour. >> reporter: and then four years ago, the brand new designer took a chance, he sent a dress to the unusual woman about to become first lady. >> i looked up every single photo of her and i really studied h
. >>> let's start with the political power couple. unimaginable just a few years ago. barack obama and hillary clinton in their first side-by-side interview. these two locked horns publicly, repeatedly and vehemently back in 2008. what does this new tableau mean for 2016. abc's david kerley is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: if you turned on the tv, you wouldn't believe it. bitter rivals now fawning over each other as their working relationship comes to an end. >> it's been a great collaboration. >> reporter: it is a first. the first time the president has agreed to a dual interview with anyone other than his wife. he tells cbs' "60 minutes" why. >> i wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you. i think hilly will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. >> reporter: wow. what four years -- >> i was fighting these fights. >> reporter: and rivals becoming partners. >> i'm reacting to the fact. >> reporter: can do for a relationship. >> these are the kinds of political gains. >> reporter: remember this from 2008? >> wait a minute. >> reporter: obama
washington making headlines tonight, president obama in his first joint interview with someone other than his wife, instead hillary clinton, when you think back, the two battling it out in the democratic primary nearly five years ago, making history coming down to the two of them. then going on to form quite an alliance, the connection behind the scenes and in front of the cameras. right here, as they observed the bodies of those diplomats brought home from libya. tonight, why the president decided to sit down with hillary clinton now. is it about a campaign that's yet to come? here's abc's david kerley. >> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we've had. >> reporter: a first -- a dual interview with the president, who told cbs' "60 minutes" why he wanted to sit with hillary clinton. >> i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played. >> reporter: a remarkable conclusion to a relationship that at first recommend sbled a no-holds-barred fight. >> i didn't say anything about ronald reagan. >> reporter: two senators. one expected to
in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration perform plan. the president promised that perform during the 2008 campaign. but failed to deliver it during his first term. with seven of ten latino voters supporting president obama in the 2012 election, republicans now appear more willing to play ball. >> there's a new appreciation on both sides of the aisle, including, maybe more importantly on the republican side of the aisle. >> americans support it, in poll after poll. latino voters expect it. thirdly, democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. >> reporter: and as washington prepares to act, some states are taking actions on their own. illinois became the fourth state to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses. sunny, back to you. >> preeti arla in washington. thank you so much. >>> getting a lot of attention this morning, the president and hillary clinton sitting down together. we'll have the highlights from that interview coming up in about 15 minutes. >>> now, we turn to the nuclear tension stem
. there is a precedent. they played air violin and cello at obama's first inaugural. it was cold enough that day to snap a string. it was cold enough to worry james taylor. ♪ for amber waves of grain >> it's always hard for a guitar player to play when it's cold because your hands stiffen up. i was very relieved to have gotten through it without a major train wreck. ♪ above the fruited plains >> reporter: facing a train wreck of bad pr, the marine corps band revised its earlier statement. no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether beyonce's performance was live or prerecorded. an inauguration is supposed to be history, not showbiz. and history is rarely perfect. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> oh, interesting mystery. we already showed you michael jackson's famous lip-sync. that was from 1983. but how about this one? >> one of the most famous performances, whitney houston's "star-spangled banner" at the super bowl was a lip-sync. she sang into a dead mic. >> and another soul stirring performance that was on tape, pavorzi lip-synced at the winter games. >> and britney spears
. >> well, this morning coming up on the show,ex rivals, president obama and hillary clinton are all smiles as they sit down in a tv interview. they may have locked horns in 2008 but now they have found common ground. and plus does clinton have plans to run for president again in 2016? a lot of people are asking that question. and the stocks soar. the stocks had their highest close since 2007 and the winning streak doesn't seem to be slowing down. what is behind the rally, will it last, and most importantly, what does it mean for your bottom line in your 401k? and plus palin leaves fox. she has swiftly parted ways from the top rated conservative channel where she's been a major contributor for the last three years. why the sudden departure? we have the latest details. and swift switch. tina turner is said to become a citizen of switzerland. why is she giving up her u.s. citizenship? we have the story coming up. it is a little bit of a controversial one. we will have that coming up in the show, katie. >> sounds like it. thank you. >>> you still have a chance to get in on a pair of super bowl
enforcement officials who have dealt with recent mass shootings. president obama and vice president biden are scheduled to meet with the police chief of newtown, connecticut, where 20 were killed in a school shooting. the police chief from aurora, california, will be there, as well. >> now the forecast. >> we will look outside, open up the weather window so you know what to expect. from our roof camera on the embarcardero, you can see it is quiet. a little bit of a breeze. but you expect that here in san francisco. headed deeper in the open on live doppler 7 hd, it is skipping on m st. helena but no radar run so it is a dry start this morning and, now, what is happening? you can see the wind flow from the north and it will break-in to two parts, well, we. have two areas of concern for precipitation, in the mountains and over the ocean, and we will be in between both of those today with clouds and sunshine, and more wind than we had or have right now this morning. the temperatures have been updated with the 6:00 camera and you can see the upper 30's to low 40's but san francisco and half m
at the white house got quite a surprise today, and he mrs. obama greeted visitors in the blue room. the reception room on the first floor of the white house this, is video streamed live and even the dog took part in the reception line. mrs. open oeb yauma said in part, i love doing this. >> it's unclear whether beyonce lip synced the national anthem yesterday. >> you can see she had trouble with the audio. today the u.s. marine band says the voice track was rerecorded as was all of the music they're saying they're not in position to know whether vocals were live or on tape but saying a live performance was ill advised because she had no opportunity to rehearse with the band. the use of a recording is not unprecedented. yoyoma relied on one at the first inaugural for president obama. >> lukea gonzales accidentally receivered his finger but what happened in months that followed is a lesson for all of us. >> doctors were able to reattach his fing skbrer he's now almost fully recovered. what proved bigger challenge is the struggle with the medical bills. lukea gonzales stretches out th
this weekend at deyoung museum. >> michelle obama's eye ro. what house boehner -- speaker john boehner says it isn't about. >> san jose, it's cloudy. they've seen a little bit of rain. so far only 1/100ths in san jose. i'll let you know how long you'll need, coming up. >> looking at traffic checking out golden gate bridge. you can see the road is slick but traffic moving along nicely. >>> the painting known as the dutch mona lisa is about to go on exhibit. girl with the pearl earring ais a famous painting by vermeer and is recognized as a masterpiece for the use of shadow and light. and the girl's face generates a lot of interest. >> don't know who she was. she was probably based on an actual person but we don't know who that person was. there is something mysterious about looking at her, she invites to us fill in her story. >> the painting is on loan from the netherlands. works by dutch masters including rembrandt are also on display. >> everybody has been talking about this, house speaker john boehner debunked a theory about the first lady's eye rolling. michelle obama caught making that
. >> for me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> the american people and the families of these four brave americans still have not gotten the answers that they deserve. i hope that they will get them. >> reporter: and the secretary did not hesitate to shoulder the blame. the buck, she said, stopped with her. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility and nobody is more committed to getting this right. >> reporter: but she insisted she never saw any of the requests for more security in the run-up to the attack. >> they didn't come to me, i didn't approve them, i didn't deny them. >> reporter: that made republican senators pounce. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relived you of yo
will ramp up to begin implementing president obama's federal affordable care act and forthing ahead with twin tunnels to move water north to south through the san joaquin delta. >> two years ago they're writing our obituary. it didn't happen. california is back and we're on the move. >> some republicans are scratching their heads. the governor congrad rated lawmakers if for cutting the budget but this year's projects are pricey. >> that is a guy ramping up the budget. >> advocates for the poor also criticized the governor. sabrina experienced $15 billions cuts that state made to the safety net since 2008 but there are no plans to help her, or others, this year. >> makes me feel like they don't want us. like they're leaving us out to where it's only about wealthy people. like they don't care about the poor people. >> biggest applause came when the governor talked about keeping college affordable. >> tuition increases are not the answer. i'm not going let the stud yints in california become financiers of our colleges and universities. >> you only want to pay and get our degree, just m
included, on wednesday, d.c. to montgomery. >> we move on to washington. and president obama sitting down for an interview for the first time with someone other than his wife. instead, hillary clinton. so many ask, is this an endorsement of sorts? today someone else adding to the talk, republican congressman paul ryan. mitt romney's former running mate, saying today, if clinton had been president, the fiscal cliff would have have been solved. which clinton was he talking about? >> reporter: it is a heck of an exit interview on cbs's 60 minutes. >> i'm going to miss her. wish she was sticking around. a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> reporter: certainly these two former bitter rivals. >> in politics and democracy, sometimes you win elections, sometimes you lose elections. i worked very hard, but i lost. >> reporter: now seem to have an enduring relationship. why did he ask me? why did i say yes? because we both love our country. was this sit down more than a thank you? was the president endorsing a possible presidential run in 2016 by h
kind interview for president obama and why next week is an important week for immigrants. >> and dramatic video from in a plane after it was hit by lightning. >> and the new changes coming to credit cards >>> we have an update on breaking news in foster city. that's where three people died in a crash along eastbound highway 92. sergio just spoke to the highway patrol. sergio, what did the investigators have to say? >> well, right now, ama, they are still putting together some of the details as to exactly how this happened. the county coroner is also here on scene. there were five people inside that car. as you mentioned three people inside tonight. unfortunately they are dead. this is a crash that happened just before 10:00 p.m. this evening. it is a single vehicle crash and it happened on the eastbound lane of highway 92 just before the san mateo bridge. there were reports that this was a crash that may have involved a hit and run situation. but the california highway patrol tells me it is a single vehicle accident. a spokesperson describes how it happened as they unders
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